Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Jolie-Pitt Update!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt give public thanks to the hospital where their daughter, Shiloh, was born on Saturday.

Angelina and Brad told People: “We would like to deeply thank the staff of the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital for all their kindness and commitment in assuring the successful birth of our daughter.” Jolie's obstetrician from L.A., Jason Rothbart, was assisted by local staff of the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in Namibia. Dr. Rothbart told People: " "Angelina underwent a scheduled cesarean due to breech presentation. The baby was a healthy 7 lbs. Brad was with Angelina in the operating room the entire time and cut the umbilical cord of his daughter. The surgery and birth went flawlessly. The staff, nurses and doctors I worked with at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital were amazing, it was a team effort."

The Cottage Medi-Clinic in Namibia is a private hospital with only eight beds. The doctors at the hospital encourage the family to share in the birthing experience. They recommend rooming in, breastfeeding on demand, that both parents bathe the baby and siblings are welcome to visit.

Source: People

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